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You need to stop crying because if you start crying then I’m gonna start crying, and you’re gonna start crying even harder!
—  Jared Kleinman to Evan Hansen, in the D.C. production of Dear Evan Hansen, during “Sincerely, Me”

evan: the stars are so beautiful

jared: they’re just giant balls of gas

evan: don’t ruin the momen-

jared: and yet none of them are as huge as my love for you

evan, choking up: oh,,

evan: wait, are you flirting with me?

jared: have been for the past seven years, but thanks for noticing

hey you know that scene where jared’s like “hey evan wanna hang out this weekend; my parents are gone and their liquor cabinet hasn’t been used since like rosh hashanah 1994, so we can drink, like, whatever we want.” and he says it so nonchalantly. as though he and evan drink together all the time. i think about this a lot.

(@inkskinned

me looking at the person i like: i am enamored even with the way your fingers move, with the way the light plays on your skin, with your freckles and your smile and your laughter, with your voice, with how you get around the things you love, with your humor,

me aloud: what’s up asshole)

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The Strandbeest: Art and Engineering.

Created by Dutch artist Theo Jansen, the Strandbeest is created by rudimentary objects such as PVC piping, wood and sails and contains no electrical or motorised parts; it is instead powered by the wind. 

The Strandbeest has steadily evolved into more complex working structures. Some even having the ability to store wind power in the absence of a breeze, being able to nail pins into the sand when wind power becomes too great, and even sensing when they have entered the water or encountered an object so they can then avoid the obstruction. 

Theo Jansen is ever improving and changing these creatures, and does have a final plan for them saying: “over time, these skeletons have become increasingly better at surviving the elements such as storms and water, and eventually I want to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives”.

(Youtube)